Education and Culture · Education and Politics · OFSTED · Philosophy of education · Policy and Practice

Social objects, Space-time and Quirks in Educational policy making

In 1906, soon after Albert Einstein announced his special theory of relativity, his former college teacher in mathematics, Hermann Minkowski, developed a new scheme for thinking about space and time: Space-time does not evolve, it simply exists. When we examine a particular object from the stand point of its space-time representation, every particle is located… Continue reading Social objects, Space-time and Quirks in Educational policy making

British Values · Education and Culture

On Nadiya and “how it is that an 87 year old retired professor …….”

A question was recently posed in a blog: How is it that an 87 year old retired professor from the University of Virginia has had such an influence on the English curriculum? I do not want to address the points raised in that blog it was addressing a different issue. I do want to offer… Continue reading On Nadiya and “how it is that an 87 year old retired professor …….”

Education and Culture · Feminism

On the confused, and confusing, discourse of edu-twitter feminism

@teach_well wrote a blog about feminism in response to three blog’s, Man up, Like a lady and He for she by Sue Cowley. I suppose I have an interest because I was mentioned in one of the blogs @teach_well critiqued. Teach_well accuses Sue of “female chauvinism” but it is a somewhat confused argument. It must… Continue reading On the confused, and confusing, discourse of edu-twitter feminism

Education and Culture · Philosophy of education · Progressivism · Uncategorized

Blogging as story telling: unveiling the progressivism at the heart of the trivium and quadrivium

This is the third blog, in a series of three, about story- making. Let me make it clear when I use the word “story” I am not making a judgement on the truth, or otherwise, of the content rather I mean that the message is conveyed using story telling techniques. The first blog describes how… Continue reading Blogging as story telling: unveiling the progressivism at the heart of the trivium and quadrivium